Gertrude Francis Stepanski Pavloski

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Gert was called home at the age of 88 to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 25, 2016. She was born in Anderson, Texas on February 1, 1928 to parents Steve Stepanski and Bessie Szymczak. Gert moved to Houston where she met and married the love of her life, Leon Pavloski on February 15, 1958. They celebrated 53 years of marriage together. Gert loved taking care of her family and especially loved children. She enjoyed fishing and growing flowers but her greatest passion was cooking, which she was great at. She worked for Aldine School District in the cafeteria until retirement, after which she and Leon opened their own business, Leo's BBQ. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon; son, James Pavloski; brothers, Marion Stepanski, Floyd Stepanski, Stash Stepanski, and Marvin Stepanski; and sister, Vernie Mueller. She leaves behind daughters, Brenda Bowman (Chuck) and Patricia Hood; son, Corky Pavloski; brothers, Philip Stepanski (Betty) and Martin Stepanski; sister, Helen Duke (J.W.) and grandson, Gary Hill; 6 grandchildren and 9 great granchildren. Pallbearers: Gary Hill, Corky Pavloski, Mario Garcia, Chance Odom, Rich Fancher and Jack May. The family wishes to extend a very grateful and heart felt thank you to Azelea House- Kim Nichol, Becky Cantrill, and Sharon Padgett for providing round the clock care and for loving Gert as much as we did. We also wish to thank Hospice Plus for their comforting care in her final days. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10am in the Family Chapel of Brookside Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park.


Published on from July 26 to Aug. 8, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Brookside Funeral Home
13747 Eastex Freeway | Houston, TX 77039 | (281) 449-6511
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